- A multi-disciplinary, collaborative alliance of University of Washington health sciences research groups focused on comparative effectiveness research, technology assessment, and health system evaluation
- Community of engaged peers, research teams and like-minded collaborators
- Builds upon existing and available resources and creates economies of scale for high-impact research
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- You may enroll in our listserv here
- You may send news and announcements through to listserv members by emailing your post here
- A special CHASE listserv has been set up to facilitate PCORI specific discussion. Register for this Listserv here
The CHASE Alliance was formed in November 2009 to bring together successful and respected UW research groups and community partners under an umbrella with a common mission to elevate multi-disciplinary, high impact comparative and systems effectiveness research and implementation. We currently have over 100 members on our listserv who are interested in staying in touch about current research, news and development in related fields.
News & Events
- December 15
- Outcomes/HSERV Research Training Opportunity Application Announcement
- The Centers for Comparative and Health Systems Effectiveness (CHASE Alliance) and the Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE) at the University of Washington invite applications for a 2-year post-doctoral research fellowship in surgical outcomes and health services research in digestive disease interventions. This opportunity focuses on combining outcomes research experience and rigorous graduate level didactic training to produce well-trained clinical, outcomes, and health services researchers with an emphasis on digestive disease interventions. In addition to completing a Masters in Public Health degree (or similar degree program or course curriculum), fellows in this training program will become involved with a variety of research projects and initiatives relating to digestive diseases and/or obesity and nutrition.
This training program offers exposure to 5 core areas central to health services and outcomes research (administrative dataset analysis, patient-centered outcomes and patient preference assessment, health economics, healthcare policy, and clinical research development) and aims to produce well-rounded health services researchers who go on to become productive contributing members of the academic surgery and health services research communities.
Fellows are offered a salary and benefits commensurate with their level of experience. Some tuition and travel support is also available. Funding for this fellowship is made possible by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). This project is funded through 2014 and the 2015 position is available pending approval of the competing renewal. Trainees must be US citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals.
One position is available each year, with a start date of July 1. Applications for July 2015 are due December 15, 2013. Applications for positions starting in July of later years are due 18 months in advance of position start, on December 15. Visit the SORCE website for more information.
If questions, please contact Program Manager, Nicole Travis (email@example.com | 206-543-1664).
- September 18
- Open Analyst/Scientist Position - Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illness and Medically Vulnerable Populations (CHAMMP)
- The Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illness and Medically Vulnerable Populations (CHAMMP) is looking to hire a Research Analyst/Scientist to carry out analyses for a randomized controlled trial funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) with the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of a brief intervention provided in the primary care setting to individuals with problem drug use and abuse. The person who assumes this position will be responsible for the design and conduct of outcomes analyses using survey and administrative data.
Qualifications: PhD in health services, psychology, sociology, economics, epidemiology, biostatistics or a related field.
If interested in applying, please send a letter of interest and a CV by Friday, 9/20 to: Kristin Bumgardner at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is also the best person to contact for more information.
- September 10
- PCORI Board Approves $114 Million to Support Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
- The PCORI Board of Governors approved more than $114 million in funding for 71 new projects to conduct comparative effectiveness research (CER) designed to answer questions most important to patients, their caregivers and clinicians. These projects address the five National Priorities for Research and will answer critical questions about conditions that affect tens of millions of Americans, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, dementia, mental health disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and respiratory illnesses. The projects also will explore ways to reduce disparities in clinical outcomes, improve healthcare delivery systems, and improve how health research is designed and conducted, with an emphasis on greater involvement by patients and other healthcare stakeholders.
To read more, please visit:
- December 02
- CHASE WIP | UW Health Science Building | 3:00-4:30 P.M.
- Speakers: J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH, UW Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
A. Bruce Montgomery - American Lung Association Endowed Chair in Pulmonary &
Critical Care Medicine; Section Head, Harborview Medical Center; Director, UW Palliative Care Center of Excellence
Location: Health Science Building H371
Time: 3:00-4:30 P.M.
- November 25
- CHASE WIP | UW Health Science Building | 3:00-4:30
- Speaker:Carlos Galllego, MD, AHRQ K12 Scholar, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program (PORPP), UW Department of Pharmacy; Acting Instructor, UW Division of Medical Genetics
Location: UW Health Science Building H371
Time: 3:00-4:30 P.M.
- November 18
- CHASE WIP | UW Health Science Building | 3:00 - 4:30 P.M.
- Speaker: Jean McDougall, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program (PORPP), UW Department of Pharmacy
Location: UW Health Science Building, H371
Time: 3:00-4:30 P.M.
Patient Voices Project
In the past, decisions about healthcare treatments have been mostly left up to doctors, with patients and their family members or caregivers not actively being involved. This changing however, with many doctors now seeing their patients ant their families as partners in deciding what treatments are best. As a result, many patients are taking a more active role in researching diseases and treatments and working with their doctors to determine the best healthcare for them. More and more, patients and their families members and caregivers are also being included in conversations about new research as well, to help determine what questions they and their doctors need answered to improve healthcare. The CERTAIN Patient Voices Project brings patients together with researchers and doctors to improve the quality of healthcare and research by including the patient point of view.
The Patient Voices Project has three goals:
1) To help patients have an active role in the research process - from deciding what research questions need to be asked to getting research results into the hands of patients in away that is usefull to patients - through Patient Advisory Groups;
2) To gather information from patients about what happens after they leave the hospital, in order to improve information about surgeries and in-hospital treatment. This combination of information, called patient-reported outcomes will help hospitals and doctors improve the healthcare that they provide to their patients, and can be available to be used in research as well;
3) To use the information gathered from patients about their healthcare treatment and give it back to patients and doctors in a way that is useful to them to make better decisions about their own healthcare treatments. We call this work PROs in Practice.